Mashed Sweet and White Potatoes with Garlic Chives

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Appears in
Hoppin' John's Charleston, Beaufort & Savannah: Dining at Home in the Lowcountry

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1997

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Everyone loves this colorful and delicious alternative to mashed potatoes. Don’t try to mash them with a blender or food processor; they’ll turn to paste. If you can find garlic chives, use them to garnish and flavor this side dish.


  • 2 to 3 large white baking potatoes
  • 2 to 3 large white sweet potatoes
  • cups whipping cream


Preheat the oven to 375°F. Scrub the potatoes well and prick the white potatoes in 2 or 3 places with a fork. Bake the potatoes until they give to the touch, about 45 minutes</